look in autotrader dude, prices vary from city to state or province to countries.
i assumed you looked at www.kbb.com and www.edmunds.com . add the two prices up and divide by two. thats what you should be paying, maybe a couple hundred more if its extra cleanwvturbo2 said:I meant if i were to buy one how much should i give ? i couldn't find anything accurate enough for my liking. I'd like help not ideas i already know about
Its only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. In the one picture its looks really nice and being that its over 20 years old their probably aren't that many in that shape. I have overpaid for cars (atleast according to book value) becuase they are in exceptional shape and condition and it would take me a long time to find another in that shape. Pictures can be deceiving, so take that in consideration. If you have been looking for AE86 like this and this is what you want, look the car over you alway offer a lower price if you think its worth lower. If you looking for a good deal on a drift car, and have no preference this may not be the one for you.wvturbo2 said:What would u pay for the car in the pic ?
Dont want to get ripped
i have owned 3 different GT-S corollas, all AE86 chassis, and i didn't pay more than $500 for each. i also purchased an SR5 in the same chassis for a VERY low price. i refuse to pay over blue book for any vehicle, and if the person won't work with me, then they really don't need to sell the vehicle. it's an old corolla - it's a grocery getter, nothing more. the "initial d tax" doesn't exist in my mind, and i won't let it come into a deal with a seller. i'm too much of a bulldog when purchasing a car - people usually just decide to let me have it just to get rid of me.Kevs Toy said:Falfenix, how often do you find clean AE86s, esp. GTS models? Or let me rephrase that, how often do you see one that is for sale close to you. Seems the only area they're plentiful is the land of fruits and nuts, CA. A clean stock AE86 around here will go for at least 4k. Hell, a friend of mine sold his GT-S with some decent amount of rust on it but immaculate interior and some suspension work for close to 4k.
People think paying so much for an old corolla is a lot of money, but so is buying a muscle car. AE86s are becoming collector's items and are practically vintage sports cars now. We've all seen the ridiculous sums people spend at Barret Jackson, so you know there will always be someone who'll spend the $ if the car is really worth it. I mean you could argue with spending 40k on a GTO when its just a 40 some year old Lemans. Get my drift? (pun intended)
Were they in the similiar shape? Some poeple are fine with buying a 'transportation' condition cars, but it usually costs an arm in leg to restore them to mint condition. Just because you wouldn't spend that much money on a car (or pay a premium for car in superior condition) doesn't mean that its worth the asking price. In the grand scheme of things, $2k, 3k, or 4k is really isn't that much money for a car.falnfenix said:i have owned 3 different GT-S corollas, all AE86 chassis, and i didn't pay more than $500 for each.